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John E Abele, Douglas J Daniels, Donald E Robinson, Stephen R Thistle: Surgical instrument and method. Boston Scientific Corporation, Fish & Richardson, March 2, 1993: US05190541 (661 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument useful for laparoscopic surgery comprising an insulated shaft, a control means and a connection to an electrosurgical radiofrequency power source, its distal end being of general J-hook form having a tissue-engaging ledge, and the shaft supporting a tissue-engaging clamping or ...


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David A Zieve, Michael S Klicek: Electrosurgical and ultrasonic surgical system. Valleylab, Peter C Richardson, Lawrence C Akers, Mark Dryer, March 2, 1993: US05190517 (585 worldwide citation)

An electrical circuit system which provides electrical energy to a surgical apparatus having ultrasonic fragmentation, aspiration and electrosurgical coagulation capabilities, which system also includes an impedance sensing network and automatic feedback power output control to reduce RF power outpu ...


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James E Jervis: Medical devices incorporating SIM alloy elements. Raychem Corporation, Jeffrey G Sheldon, March 2, 1993: US05190546 (551 worldwide citation)

Medical devices which are currently proposed to use elements made from shape memory alloys may be improved by the use of stress-induced martensite alloy elements instead. The use of stress-induced martensite decreases the temperature sensitivity of the devices, thereby making them easier to install ...


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Yoram Palti: System for monitoring and controlling blood glucose. Bryan Cave, March 2, 1993: US05190041 (487 worldwide citation)

Systems are disclosed which utilize implanted glucose sensitive living cells to monitor blood glucose levels. The implanted cells produce a detectable electrical or optical signal in response to changes in glucose concentration in surrounding tissue. The signal is then detected and interpreted to gi ...


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Gerald S Lang: Method and apparatus for protecting material on storage media and for transferring material on storage media to various recipients. Hoffman Wasson & Gitler, March 2, 1993: US05191611 (455 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for granting privileges for securely and selectively retrieving material such as data and databases, messages and other textual information, graphics, tables, analogs such as maps, facsimiles (FAX) of all manner of transmitted materials, audio such as voice or speech and music ...


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Karl W McCalley, Steven D Wilson, James L Fischer: Interactive multimedia presentation and communications system. Telaction Corporation, Amster Rothstein & Ebenstein, March 2, 1993: US05191410 (448 worldwide citation)

A system is provided for interactively and selectively communicating particular multimedia presentations to each of a plurality of subscribers along a CATV cable network. The subscriber communicates his selections, both for viewing particular presentations from a menu and for transactions with respe ...


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Arthur R Hair: Method for transmitting a desired digital video or audio signal. Ansel M Schwartz, March 2, 1993: US05191573 (361 worldwide citation)

The present invention is a method for transmitting a desired digital video or audio signal stored on a first memory of a first party to a second memory of a second party. The method comprises the steps of transferring money via a telecommunications line to the first party from the second party. Addi ...


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James J Bosco, David H Annis, Kathleen M Prouty: Integrated group insurance information processing and reporting system based upon an enterprise-wide data structure. ITT Corporation, White & Case, March 2, 1993: US05191522 (332 worldwide citation)

An integrated information storage processing and reporting system for processing and supervising a plurality of group insurance accounts was contructed with a single enterprise-wide relational data base. The system provides sales, underwriting, administration and actuarial functions through integrat ...


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Michael J R Polson, Gregory L Morris: Pulse oximeter with improved accuracy and response time. Novametrix Medical Systems, Hopgood Calimafde Kalil Blaustein & Judlowe, March 2, 1993: US05190038 (327 worldwide citation)

An improved pulse oximeter for the measurement of oxygen saturation in the blood, which is faster and more accurate than conventional pulse oximeter. Improved speed and accuracy is attained by elimination of normalization and feedback circuitry and the use of analog to digital converting devices hav ...


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Thomas Q LeBrun, Kerry Cage, Dennis D Arnold: System and method for extraction of data from documents for subsequent processing. Digital Image Systems Corporation, Hubbard Thurman Tucker & Harris, March 2, 1993: US05191525 (304 worldwide citation)

The present invention comprises an image based document processing and information management system and apparatus. It provides a more efficient method and apparatus for handling large volumes of form based business transactions using a digital image-based system for the capture, identification and ...



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